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  • Ltbadd
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    >>Doing lightweight 15 lb parts, what have you guys seen that you would recommend?



    And that the OP was looking for a positioner for 15 lb parts.

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  • Aeronca41
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    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
    Depending on your max capacity and OD, here's what I'd recommend:
    Under 300 lbs, 8" OD and under, the 8P-200 Bench Welding positioner (may still be on sale if the have refurbished still in stock)
    You do understand you're replying to a thread from 2011?

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  • darraghgw@gmail.com
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    The 16P-700 pipe welding positioner has a max capacity of 3,000 lbs and max OD of 16". If you ask for their 16P-500, it's going for $6,500 USD (over 50% off) and still has manufacturer's warranty too.
    16P-700 Pipe welding positioner has a 3000 load capacity and 20,000 in-lbs of turning torque. For more information on the welding positioners specs, click here:

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  • darraghgw@gmail.com
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    Under 1,000 lbs, 12" OD or less, the 12P-900 Portable Welding Positioner (I know they're still a few clearance models and the discount is substantial)
    12P-900 portable benchtop welding positioners have a 1,000 lb load capacity & 3,000 in-lbs of turning torque. View more benchtop welding positioner info here:

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  • darraghgw@gmail.com
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    Depending on your max capacity and OD, here's what I'd recommend:
    Under 300 lbs, 8" OD and under, the 8P-200 Bench Welding positioner (may still be on sale if the have refurbished still in stock)
    08P-200 Benchtop pipe welding positioners have a 300 lb load capacity & 730 in-lbs turning torque. Click for more benchtop pipe welding positioner information:

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  • SundownIII
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    LOL,

    A jawhorse is not really a "positioner" but I like the he11 out of mine.

    Just finished a job (repairing two large SS marine mufflers) that required "a lot" of shifting things around. The jawhorse worked so well (especially with a purge hose attached) that I feel it paid for itself on one job. Liked it so well that I went out and bought the second one.

    Now if I could figure out how to get it to "rotate" my workpiece, I'd be set.

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  • Helios
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    Not sure exactly what your application is, but I'm planning to make up some jigs like this (not the Jawhorse itself, but the welding attachment):



    The "articulating" part (below and to the right of the C-clamp in picture) I plan to make using old ball bearing balls (normalized so they don't crack after I weld them) and some HF clamps, etc.

    Depending on what you need your fixture to do, you might be able to fab up something to fit your needs without too much time or expense...
    Last edited by Helios; 03-04-2011, 10:20 AM.

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  • SundownIII
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    Checkered Flag,

    I use an Atlas positioner.

    Mine is the 100 series and will support up to about 100 lbs.

    If used in the vertical position (rotating pipe for instance), it requires the addition of a tilt mechanism. Their 200 (Atlas) and higher positioners have the tilt built in.
    I've had excellent luck with mine and Atlas has been good to deal with. You need to have an idea about the rotation speed needed, because they offer several options.

    Locally, for you, BR Welding in White Plains, Md. is a dealer for Atlas. They insist that everything go thru a dealer.

    You may want to check them out on the web.

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  • TyMax
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    USA built positioners

    The best benchtop small welding positioners are made by MBC and the lowest price I have found is weldplus.com. They also have a lot of larger new welding positioners and a selection of used positioners. Most all of the positioners they sell are built in the USA, a couple are off shore stuff but they back them with parts.

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  • nocheepgas
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    Originally posted by engnerdan View Post
    I love how the main page claims positioners from $249 but when you actually click on the link there is not a positioner under $1795


    -Dan

    Yea there are, just not rotary ones!

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  • engnerdan
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    Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
    I love how the main page claims positioners from $249 but when you actually click on the link there is not a positioner under $1795


    -Dan

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  • popspipes
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    Originally posted by Checkered Flag View Post
    Doing lightweight 15 lb parts, what have you guys seen that you would recommend?

    Thanks
    Sorry, I didnt fully comprehend the question.

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  • nocheepgas
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    VanSant has a nice selection: http://trick-tools.vansantent.com/se...oner&x=17&y=14

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  • Checkered Flag
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    Thanks, I really don't feel like making my own, but for the money the are asking I may have to go that route...

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

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  • Burnt hands
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    Checkered flag,

    Reid Supply sells a few.
    www.reidsupply.com

    WLT-305 is $175
    WLT-315 is $450

    You may need to adapt these for your needs.
    I made my own motorized turntable and also a positioning fixture.

    My fixture uses a piece of 3/4" sch 40 pipe as the insert so I can attach this to a work piece as needed.

    Both save me a lot of time tigging.
    Attached Files

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